what i ate wednesday: switching it up

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 in Food

If you are paying super close attention, you might notice a slight change of pace with my eats this week (related to something I talked about yesterday). Nothing dramatic (as in, if I didn’t point it out, you might not even notice!), but Babyface and I are both trying out some new things with our diet. We’ve both been feeling mighty sluggish, head-ache-y and puffy, so we’re hoping a slight diet adjustment will help. Plus, sometimes I just think it’s fun to try something new out. Is that weird?

Don’t answer that.

Much, much more on that in a later post. For now, here’s my food from this past Monday…

  1. Thankfully, the insane heat wave finally broke, but I still must be channeling the hotness because I made a warm-weather friendly breakfast—Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and strawberries, plus a slice of toast with some Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter. Seriously the best natural peanut butter on the planet, in my humble opinion.
  2. Morning snack was a mini tasting bowl with apple slices, a wedge of Laughing Cow and a hard-boiled egg. I bought a pack of four wheels of Laughing Cow at Costco and it was pretty much the best decision I’ve ever made. Crisp apples + Laughing Cow = amazing snack.
  3. Lunch was a big bowl of salad-liciousness. A bed of mixed greens topped with pinto beans and cherry tomatoes. Then on top of that is a light salmon salad made with canned salmon, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard and onions plus a chopped up hard boiled egg. Alongside, I had a nice pile of Everything Crackers from Trader Joe’s plus a square of dark chocolate. Side note: don’t you just love the napkins we bought at the flea market on 4th of July? They are so cute and soft.
  4. I’m trying desperately to get myself to like coffee without a bunch of added sugar (usually in the form of maple syrup) so I had myself a cup of unsweetened decaf with a hefty dose of almond milk. It wasn’t too bad, but it’d be a lot better with a tablespoon of maple-y goodness.
  5. Snack time! I did some serious damage to this pile of cucumber slices (fresh from our garden) and tub of white bean hummus from Trader Joe’s.
  6. Dinner was a bit of a mish-mash of veggie goodness. I made baked chicken breasts stuffed with garlic, provolone, portabellas, spinach and pesto (yum!). We dipped them in a bit of warmed marinara. On the side, we had a big pile of parmesan kale chips and a cucumber and tomato salad dressed with a little bit of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar.

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten so far this week?

5 Comments

  1. Woah, can we get a recipe for those chicken breasts??

    It was definitely a transition for me to learn to drink coffee unsweetened. Before a gave up artificial sweeteners, I loaded the good stuff with splenda. Gradually, I transferred to using stevia (the liquid vanilla drops). This really helped me get used to a less insanely sweet coffee and eventually I used less and less drops in each mug. Now I love coffee without any sweetener and I think it is awful with sugar or splenda in it (though occasionally I add a drop or two of stevia). For me, two things are key: 1) It has to be good, strong coffee and 2)Although I sometimes use unsweetened almond milk, I really like unsweetened coffee with real cream. If you drink it on a regular basis and are trying to avoid dairy that could be problematic, however.

    • No real recipe for them! I just sauteed some garlic and portabellas in olive oil, added some spinach to wilt and then stuff them in sliced open chicken breasts with some cheese. Easy peasy!

  2. Oh- I would like to have #1 for EVERY meal. Seriously- toast with PB is one of the most delicious, simple things you can eat (or a PB+J sandwich!)
    The best thing I ate were some beet burgers I made last night. Holy yum. I kind of shocked myself.
    Have you had the Justin’s Vanilla almond butter? It’s the best nut butter I’ve ever had- and can’t find it out here! I’ll have to stock up when I’m in Colorado!

    • Oooh! Vanilla almond butter? No. I haven’t had it! That sounds AMAZING.

  3. I was always the other way around, I didn’t drink tea or coffee for ages, then I worked out that it was the milk that I didn’t like. We were never given extra sugar in anything as a kid so I’ve never had it in my tea or coffee. I’ve made lots of changes to my diet but I’m so glad that I didn’t have to re-learn that!

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